IC Bus™ announced the CE Series school bus powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter propane engine is available for order. The CE series PSI heavy-duty propane engine offers the highest torque at the lowest speed. Its design greatly benefits stop-and-start applications to allow immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capability, which also eliminates excessive noise, heat and vibration associated with constant engine revving and reduces engine wear, oil usage and maintenance, while increasing durability and efficiency.
“The CE Series bus was purpose-built for the school bus industry and we’re proud of the advancements we continue to make in order to meet our high standards and those of our customers for safety, quality and environmental impact,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “Each bus is built to meet the needs of the customer, providing superior performance, outstanding durability, remarkable fuel economy and a national network of dealers for service and support.”
The IC Bus™ CE Series school bus was designed based on the needs of customers, focusing on passenger safety, driver comfort, vehicle durability and serviceability. It is built with 16-gauge steel side rails and an 18,500-lb rear steel spring suspension standard, offering customers durability and one of the longest-lasting buses on the road today.
This model also has more safety features than any other school bus on the market, including a Leave No Student Behind® alarm system, that requires drivers to disable an alarm at the rear of the bus before exiting, ensuring no student is overlooked. And, when service is required, the bus’s Easy-tilt™ three-piece hood and exterior electrical panel makes maintenance trips quicker and easier—increasing vehicle uptime.